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The Desert Vista girls basketball team isn’t shying away from anything.
My assignment: In 700 words or less, I’m supposed to keep you and your money safe while you’re out buying for the holidays. How about I do it in 17 words and two punctuation points: do not buy gift cards, do not shop online, and do not get talked into extended warranties!
For the fourth consecutive year, the Desert Vista Marching Band has been crowned state champions by winning the Arizona State Marching Band competition.
Each of us at some point in our life will be faced with a life limiting illness, either personally or facing the death of a loved one. There is an incredible resource in this community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. It’s Hospice of the Southwest.
Sen. John McCain and Mayor Greg Stanton have teamed up with H3 VETS to end chronic homelessness among veterans and give them a roof over their head by Christmas.
Medical marijuana users have no constitutional right to grow their own drug, a trial judge ruled this week.
Four years ago, I entered into a whole new chapter of my life through my role at Mountain View Lutheran Church. Since then, I’ve reflected many times on my experiences – both the good and the “what was I thinking” moments. Admittedly, I came into my role with a bit of arrogance. You know – the “I don’t have much experience, but I’ve read a few books about it” type of raw talent that doesn’t fool many for long. Little did I know that a humbling four years was knocking on the door.
If I had a nickel for every vote that ultimately defeated last November’s Maintenance and Operation Budget Override request for the Tempe Union High School District, I still wouldn’t have enough money to buy my wife and daughter a ticket to the movies, popcorn and drinks.
There’s an eerie truth to a song on Sting’s new album, “The Last Ship.”
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Vi Koka will end her athletic career at Mountain Pointe as one of the most decorated badminton players in the long and successful history of the Pride program.
The Desert Vista cross country programs have a different feel in 2013.
Nate Agostini, athletic director at Horizon Community Learning Center (HCLC) in Ahwatukee, has been named 2A Athletic Director of the Year by the Arizona Interscholastic Association.
While great achievements in sports has it merits and is much more enjoyable, falling ever so short might be better at developing character.
Recently while traveling, I had a brief but truly uplifting experience.
Is Morgan Spurlock selling out?
The 1980s had New Kids on the Block; the '90s had the Backstreet Boys; and now boy bands are resurgent again with British group-of-the-moment One Direction, currently a chart-topping global pop phenom. While hardly a very incisive look at the band or its five individual singers — who are barely old enough to even have personal histories — Morgan Spurlock's documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" should score big with kids.
I’ve seen it frequently. You know, the little tagline quotes in our email signature lines. This one is an old Irish proverb, “Work like you don’t need money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. And dance like no one’s watching.” Dance is not just a wonderful metaphor for life, but also for God. Many have described the relationship between God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit as a kind of cosmic dance. God’s very nature is relationship: loving, vital, dynamic, and life-giving. You can dance on your own, but it’s so much more fun when you dance with others.
Even those of us who have yet to date and break up with John Mayer may find “Paradise Valley” unlikable. Kids are apt to spend some time with the humble tunes before moving on to more fulfilling relationships.
Saturday night I went on Facebook to see that my home page had exploded. All of Desert Vista High School was screaming “Obama is coming!” in unison. At first it was hard to believe; I thought it might even be a joke. But President Obama really came, on the second day of the school year.
Desert Vista senior Rachael Clark got an opportunity few in America receive, let along a teenager.
A Superior Court judge has granted medical marijuana dispensaries in Arizona more time to get their doors open and keep their certificates awarded by the state.
Several medical marijuana dispensaries are waiting to hear a judge’s ruling as to whether or not their certificate to operate will expire if the dispensary is not opened by Aug. 7.
Firebird Raceway may not be recognizable when it hosts its first event as Wild Horse Pass Motor Sports Park in September.
When people ask me why I am running for the Phoenix City Council, my answer is very straightforward. I grew up here, ran a small business, and raised a child here. I understand on the most personal level what a terrific community Phoenix is and I want to see our city realize its true potential as one of our nation’s greatest cities, with excellent educational, cultural, and work opportunities.